It’s a Disaster

No fun pictures this time, just a boring update, I miss posting here. First, the disaster. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.  Not just because of the candy and the dress-up, oh no, I was a macabre child.  “Nightmare Before Christmas” was my favorite movie, even though it scared me so badly.  For my…

Finished! 1951 Halloween Dress

Ah! It feels good to be back! This sewing project was such a breeze after the ordeal of the 1929 dress.  I needed a win.  It was so easy, there’s really nothing to report as far as construction.  Ah, but I am forgetting a little something. . .

Pumpkin, one of many

Every now and then I get it into my head that I can make miniatures out of modeling clay.  One of these days I’m going to build an entire Halloween tableau full of stuff like this.

1930’s Buick Hearse

      My dad worked at a funeral home for years and years.  He did everything from arranging funerals and driving the hearse to collecting and embalming the bodies.  He never drove a hearse quite like this one as he was in the industry during the 70’s, but he always liked the look of…

A fictional house, long abandoned.  I wanted to make something a little spooky in time for Halloween.  It is important for me to push myself to make more and more complicated pieces.  I like to feel like I’m learning, and overcoming challenges, even if they’re only challenges I set for myself.  I’ve wanted to make…